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DJ AM Performs Live at the Borgata - January 13, 2006
DJ AM (center) and the Borgata Babes during DJ AM Performs Live at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. Nick Valinote—FilmMagic

Atlantic City Casino Can Regulate the Weight of Waitresses

A state appeals court has ruled that the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., can regulate the weight of its waitresses, although it must not do so in a way that creates a hostile work environment, according to a report in the Associated Press.

The lawsuit was brought by 21 waitresses known at the Casino as "Borgata Babes." According to the report: "The Borgata Babes are an integral part of the casino's brand and marketing. The servers wear tight fitting corsets, high heels and stockings. The casino even produces a Borgata Babes calendar that is one of its top-selling items each year."

The case was sent back to a lower court, however, to determine whether or not the appearance of waitresses was enforced in a way that constitutes harassment.

Attorney Deborah Mains says that the waitresses were "subjected to comments from supervisors asking whether they're pregnant or just getting fat, and co-workers snorting like pigs at them," according to the AP.

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